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Modern Design Lighting Makes The Most Of Your Space

December 31st, 2011

Modern design lighting, it is the difference in many ways between an older stuffier vibe for your living space and a brand new shiny veneer just waiting to be reveled in. Space is what it is in many ways. You can use it however you want but the defined contours of your home are not going to simply change in any way without major renovations. Luckily human perception is easily manipulated and with the right choices of furniture placed in a specially structured arrangement you can start to make the most of how your space feels. With the right mix of well lit and more dimly presented space you can make the square footage of your space seemingly balloon to a more comfy and far less claustrophobic area.

Far too many people settle into their home and well, settle for what it offers at face value. That is often garish overhead lighting that does nothing to highlight the positives of the space let alone make you feel more comfortable within it. With the right combination of extra lamps and well defined shades you can make those overhead lighting fixtures work for you or you can make them a last possible resort for lighting design. Mid century modern lamps often have dimmers and can be aimed and adjusted so that there is no reason to settle for anything less than your ideal lighting set up. It is the best way to make an apartment or house work for your needs without doing major electrical work or significantly altering the structure.

When you move into a new place you see a world of potential ready for the taking you can mold it into whatever you want. Then the stress of moving and the sense that you simply need to get things over with can make you take the whole thing as is without ever considering putting your own spin on it. This is why I recommend immediately considering your needs as far as modern light fixtures go when you first move into a new space. This will allow you to make the right purchases and can ensure that you move those fixtures in from the very start, meaning you will never settle for any old set up.

Making the most of your home is not something that you should see as a luxury. It is in fact completely necessary to allow you to sit comfortably in a space and enjoy it for what it is. Your new home.

Gueridon offers mid century modern lighting from Serge Mouille, a modern metal master.

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Modern Bathroom Vanity Sets

December 31st, 2011

We are talking, of course, about style, not a popular ice cream flavor. The 1930’s marked an era of transition in style, especially home design. American homeowners in particular quickly espoused he fresh, no-fuss approach that emphasized practicality in addition to appeal. Naturally, aesthetics and efficacy are not mutually exclusive. You can find that the use of corner cabinets and wall-mount vanities adds to the overall space of your bathroom, all the while accommodating the sometimes-restricted space (especially for those residing in apartments and smaller homes). The trend draws inspiration from European housing, where layouts are considerably smaller. By no means does it call for sacrifice of comfort and charm in your personal space.

Modern bathroom vanities are designed to help you take full advantage of efficient storage by enabling you to retain all your necessities either within the single or double door veneer and metal cabinets, or perhaps conveniently placed beneath the wall-mount vanity; thus you can take full advantage of the extra allotted space to move about freely and maintain a relaxing atmosphere within the space.

While modern bath vanities are available in larger dimensions, they are generally designed as medium or small. In some cases, a homeowner might opt for a Euro-Design feel with a petite vanity that still carries the style and class of the traditionally larger stock.

Speaking of stocks, you can freely immerse yourself in the home renovation project, all the while saving time and money; it is as easy as logging on and making a selection. All comes down to mixing and coordinating the options for material, finish, size, style, and costs for your potential item before making the actual purchase.

Choices themselves are greatly varied, as modern designers strive to help you achieve a practical yet accommodating bath vanity. Modern bathroom vanity sets are popularly crafted from such materials as hardwood, veneer, metal, chrome, and glass. The cabinetry provides ample storage and is fail-safe when it comes to durability. To ensure its lasting power in your home, it helps to choose a finish that will do the job of enhancing the vanity and giving it a lustrous look along with a smooth texture.

A stylish cabinet deserves a likewise stylish top and sink. You can browse and choose a countertop that is travertine, marble, granite, glass, or metal (typically bronze, nickel, and copper) and chrome. Ivory or porcelain, metal or glass, a reliable bath vanity sink can be discovered at a great price and without hassle, especially if purchased online. No wonder modern vanities are steadily in demand among homeowners like you. They are chic, functional, and accessible at a low cost.

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Make Life A Little Easier In The Morning With An Ensuite Bathroom Project

December 26th, 2011

In the United Kingdom we may not have quite the same propensity for building “restrooms” into our home designs as they do in the United States. It’s quite common to have as many bathrooms as bedrooms in modern homes over there and even to have “half” bathrooms for your guests – basically just a toilet and wash basin. There’s a trend developing over here, nevertheless, to create an ensuite bathroom in existing bedroom areas, where otherwise residents may have had to share bathroom facilities with other members of the family. Whilst on many occasions this may not present a problem as such, it certainly can do first thing in the morning when it seems that everybody’s trying to get ready at the same time. One is getting ready to go to school, the other is getting ready to go to work and yet another member of the family may want access at the same time.

You may want to consider the introduction of an ensuite bathroom as part of a property renovation that you have got planned. Have a good look at your available space and consider the traffic movements of people who make up your household on a daily basis, not just in the morning but also in the evening. Where are the most logical places to create the ensuite bathroom?

You may have to be creative here and consider reconfiguring the size of a number of different rooms in order to make the perfect final design. Often, the master bedroom in the home has a bathroom attached to it, but this is not the case for the other two or three bedrooms in the property. Perhaps you will have to adjust the size of a couple of those bedrooms in order to move the walls appropriately, to make room for the shower, sink and WC as a whole. It makes it a lot easier if you don’t really use a bathtub and few of us do these days in all honesty. We are under so much pressure that it’s much easier to get in and out of the shower and on our way.

Be creative once again when it comes to the configuration of the bedroom that’s attached to the new bathroom area. You may well be able to incorporate a dressing area or a clothes closet as part of a transition between the bedroom area proper and the bathroom, for example.

If you have plenty of space you can easily go a couple of steps further. If two people are actually sharing the bedroom in question, such as the husband and wife, then you can consider putting two sink areas, or a “his and hers” as they call it in America, so that preparations can be made in those crucial waking hours without any delays, disruptions or frustration on either part.

Take time during the planning process to ensure that you come up with a finished product that really does make a difference and helps make family life in your home a lot easier.

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